Plans to commemorate Sir Bobby this week

Monday 23 October 2023 17:50

Manchester United is inviting fans to support us in commemorating Sir Bobby Charlton, who sadly passed away on Saturday.

Following close discussions with Sir Bobby’s family, we will be remembering his legacy at all of our upcoming club fixtures, outlined below.

We will honour and remember Sir Bobby at our men’s first-team game against FC Copenhagen on Tuesday through a special pre-match tribute, which will conclude with a minute’s silence before kick-off. Turnstiles will be open from 6pm, please arrive early to take your seats and pay your respects. A wreath will be in place on Sir Bobby’s seat within the Director’s Box, players and staff will wear black armbands and Sir Bobby will be remembered on the cover of the matchday programme.

Our matchday programme for the visit of Manchester City on Sunday will include further tributes to the 1968 European Cup winner. 

Sir Bobby features on the cover of Tuesday's matchday programme at Old Trafford.

Sir Bobby will also be commemorated at our UEFA Youth League fixture on Tuesday at Leigh Sports Village – a fitting tribute given his long association with our Academy.

On Tuesday, the book of condolence will be available for fans to leave messages and memories in the International Suite between 10AM and 4PM. Those wishing to sign the book can also do so today (Monday) until 10PM and then between 10AM and 10PM on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the International Suite.

Our supporters around the world can also sign an online book of condolence here.  

At our Premier League game against Manchester City on Sunday, we will celebrate the life of Sir Bobby with a minute’s applause and expressions of fan remembrance with flags and surfer banners in the stadium.

Further information on Sunday's game will be communicated later this week.

Our women’s first team remembered Sir Bobby at their WSL fixture yesterday afternoon against Everton, with a minute’s silence observed ahead of the game and players in black armbands.

We'd like to thank everyone for all their support over recent days and for ensuring we can remember Sir Bobby in such a dignified and respectful manner.

Remembering Sir Bobby: